Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order No. 31.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following matter of national importance, namely, the failure of the Minister for Education and Science to provide a new site for the Westport, County Mayo gaelscoil, although the lease on the existing site of the school, Gaelscoil na Cruaiche, is expiring, and a new school needs to be built in the meantime due to the significant ongoing risk to the health and safety of the pupils, teachers and visitors which the present school constitutes.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the current financial situation at the Abbey Theatre, especially with regard to the recent disclosure that the theatre is in far greater debt than previously indicated; the pressing need for the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism to make a full statement to the Dáil on this matter and the absolute requirement that a clear indication is given now as to when a new location for the Abbey will be selected.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the failure of the Government as the major shareholder in IFI to provide reasonable or just pension funds for their workers, especially in Northern Ireland, or for their insurance creditors such as hauliers, hotels etc., all of which were led to believe they would be looked after. The failure of the Government to treat people in a fair way raises many questions, especially in Belfast.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the statement by Gama Construction yesterday to the Labour Relations Commission that it is sacking all its Turkish workers who were on work stoppage despite the workers voting for SIPTU to negotiate a return to work; the campaign of harassment by Gama associates in Turkey of the families of Turkish workers who are seeking payment of their unpaid overtime, with the aim of forcing all these workers to leave the State so that no evidence can be given in support of their claim; and the need for the Government to intervene immediately to secure justice for these workers.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of urgent importance, namely, the refusal of the British Government to establish a new inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 17 May 1974, 31 years ago this week, and the need for the Irish Government, as recommended by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights, to take a case against the British Government to the European Court of Human Rights.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the serious implications for Government policy of the decision by Cambridge Diagnostics Ireland Ltd. to close in Galway with a loss of 120 jobs in favour of relocating to China and Britain; and the plans by Government to address the lack of indigenous employment creation to offset this seriously detrimental trend for the workers and communities affected.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the report by Drogheda Independent this week that rats have been seen on the third floor of the Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, a totally unacceptable and disgraceful situation requiring an immediate response from the Minister for Health and Children.
Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 31.